Well, it’s finally here! The much anticipated fourth quarter, the time of the year most eCommerce store owners look forward to. For me, it’s always an exciting time. From getting promotions and sales ready for the holiday shopping season to making sure inventory is on hand and employees are ready to tackle the influx of orders.
Summer has officially come to an end, the kids are back in school, and Black Friday is right around the corner. If you’re like me, you’re sitting here asking yourself, “where has the year gone?”
As we inch closer to the holidays, here are some important dates to keep in mind as you begin preparing for the holiday season:
Just a few weeks ago we held our quarterly leadership meeting. This virtual gathering is something we began doing about a year ago and is a day full of reviewing what we accomplished in the previous quarter, setting our goals for the current, and planning for the future.
When planning out “what’s next,” we work in 90-day blocks based on what we need to accomplish for the year. These quarterly meetings keep us focused and aligned with what we need to do in order to complete what we set out to do by year’s end.
When you type something in a search box on a Yahoo! Store running our flagship product, Search Magic, and you’re matched with exactly the product you were looking for, thank Brett Bittke!
Brett is the main developer behind our search application that provides Yahoo! Stores with advanced search capabilities that aren’t found in the eCommerce platform’s default search engine.
It’s hard to believe the year is half over, but it is and now is the time to take the next few months getting prepped for the busy holiday season. Online shopping will still reign over bricks-and-mortar and the number of transactions taking place on mobile devices will eclipse years past. Which forces me to ask a very serious question…
The last week of June found etailers from across the globe meeting in Chicago for the 2019 Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE). This annual event grows each year and attracts the first-time store owner, the seasoned vet, and every etailer in between.
IRCE is more than just a trade show where you jump from booth-to-booth, it’s also an educational event. Attendees have the opportunity to attend seminars on various topics from customer service and logistics, to latest design trends and marketing.
For those clients who use our flagship product, Search Magic, you may want to read on to learn more about one of the Wizards who was instrumental in the software’s development.